Who wouldn’t want to live longer and healthier but our modern lifestyle is making our life expectancy shorter. Before we can live up to old age our life is cut short by heart disease. If not heart disease then a lot of people suffer from mental diseases and end up spending the last parts of their life in the hospital. Luckily there are steps we can take now that will make sure that when we get old we don’t have to suffer too much and also make sure that we live longer and healthier lives.
10. Eat Healthier:
Eating healthy is a sure shot way of avoiding heart disease. You might find that burger irresistible right now but you’ll regret it later when the cholesterol blocks up your arteries. Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice that will help you right now by improving the quality of your life and also ensure that you live a long and happy life.
Just as eating healthy is important, exercise too is a lifestyle choice that must be made today in order to live longer and stronger. Exercising helps your body become more efficient and your heart is not stressed too much on a daily basis. It lowers your resting heart rate which directly increases your life span. A fit and strong body will last you well into your old age.
Meditation is important because it helps you get rid of stress and anxiety. Stress is a big killer in itself as it causes a plethora of diseases. Little stress accumulated daily can add up and lead to serious physical and mental problems. Meditating for a few minutes daily can help to keep your mind at peace. It will also help you become calm and handle life’s problems in a better way.
7. Be Friendly:
It has been seen that people who have more friends live longer. So to live longer you should become friendlier and have a big circle of friends and family around you. Friends and family help you deal with small problems of life and act as a support group and a safety net that you can fall back on when the going gets tough. It is important to have such support groups in your life if you want to live longer.
Smiling is a physical response to a mental state but it has been found that the connection works the other way as well. If you force yourself to smile even if you are not happy it can create a mental response that makes you happy. This is a great secret of beating stress and depression that will help you live longer as you learn to handle daily stress and anxiety in a better way.
5. Lose Extra Weight:
If you are overweight you need to lose weight as soon as possible. It’s been known that overweight people live shorter lives on average. Eating healthy and exercising regularly should help you lose that extra weight along with killing your obesity. A healthy body will ensure a longer and stronger life and also improve the quality of life in the short term.
4. Have Sex:
Having sex is a great way to ensure a long life. Sex is exercise, meditation and smiling all combined into one. You get physical exercise and feel happy and beat stress all by having sex. So have as much sex as you can but make sure you are having safe sex otherwise the purpose will be defeated and you’ll die of an STD.
Just as important as exercise and physical exertion is rest. Proper rest happens when you sleep properly. If you want to live longer get in the habit of sleeping 8 hours every day. This should also be 8 hours of good deep sleep. If you have insomnia or face problems falling asleep, then get it checked as it will hurt you a lot in the long run. But if you start doing other things in this list, it will automatically help you fall asleep and sleep deeply.
2. Use Your Brain:
Mental exercise is an important part of ensuring a long and healthy life. The way to keep the brain active is to keep learning new stuff. You can read books and learn new languages or other stuff that you’ve always wanted to learn. Even if it doesn’t have any direct benefit you should still learn new things just as a way of exercising the brain. You should never stop acquiring knowledge and growing in life.
1. Stay Positive:
Worrying too much leads to shorter life spans. Now this doesn’t mean that you start worrying about worrying too much. That’s a vicious circle you need to avoid. Instead learn to stay positive and stop worrying about small things. Hope for the best and don’t stress out too much about silly things. Don’t try to control your life too much and instead let it happen. Positivity will lead to positive results which will lead to a happier and longer life.